Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  2. 1/4 ounce dried yeast (1 packet)

  3. 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  4. 1/4 cup, plus

  5. 1 tablespoon sugar

  6. 1/4 cup grapeseed oil

  7. 2 egg yolks

  8. 1 1/4 cups cold, light beer

  9. 3 egg whites

  10. Canola oil , for deep-frying (enough to submerge the beignets)

  11. 1 cup heavy cream

  12. 1 cup all-purpose flour

  13. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  14. 1 teaspoon ground mace

  15. 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  16. 1/4 cup powdered sugar

  17. 5 small bananas , peeled, cut in

  18. 1/2 crosswise; or 3 regular bananas, peeled, cut in

  19. 1/2 lengthwise and again crosswise

  20. 1 ripe mango, peeled, cut into 10 strips

  21. 10 thick strips pineapple

  22. Powdered sugar

  23. 20 mint leaves, shredded, for garnish

  24. Vanilla-Cinnamon Almibar, recipe follows

  25. 1 vanilla bean , split in half lengthwise

  26. 1 cup sugar

  27. 1 cup water

  28. 1 stick cinnamon

  29. 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine the sifted flour, yeast, salt, 1/4 cup of sugar, and the spices in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine the grapeseed oil, egg yolks, and beer. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and whisk until all the lumps are gone.

  2. Set a mixer on medium-high speed and in another bowl, whip the 3 egg whites with the remaining tablespoon of sugar to a medium-soft peak. Carefully fold the egg whites into the beer batter. Let this mixture rest covered, at room temperature for 1 hour.

  3. In a fryer or deep pot heat the oil to 375 degrees F.

  4. Whip the heavy cream by hand or with an electric mixer until it becomes stiff. Set aside.

  5. Combine the flour, cinnamon, mace, and granulated sugar. Coat the fruit with this, shaking off the excess. Now dip each piece of fruit into the batter, and drop 1 by 1 into the hot oil. Cook the beignets until they are golden brown. Place them on a large plate lined with paper towels, gently patting them to soak up excess oil.

  6. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately with the whipped cream topped with mint leaves.

  7. For even more flavor, serve drizzled with Almibar Syrup.

  8. Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan , bring them to a boil, then let them simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, until the mixture is slightly golden and syrupy and reduced to about 1 cup. Remove the vanilla bean and cinnamon stick . Refrigerate the syrup. It will keep for up to 2 months.

  9. Yield: 1 cup


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